Paganstudio is Atıf Akın's office in New York. The name is inspired from his nick name at xurban_collective to which he contributed as pagan for many international projects. He is an artist, curator, lecturer and designer. Studied engineering in Middle East Technical University. Being more interested in visual arts and design he had his Master's degree in design from the same school. In the meantime he contributed to online/offline many group shows. Recently he worked at Bilgi University and Kadir Has University in Istanbul. He taught various courses related to new media and interaction in the context of art and design. He coordinated the senior projects of Visual Communication Design Department of Istanbul Bilgi University and worked as the academic supervisor of the department and some international organizations. He is the founder and the organizer of PixelIST festival, dedicated to electronic arts and its subcultures, together with PixelACHE network. As an artist he produced videos, multimedia installations and photography projects along with publishing articles in various catalogs and periodicals. His work is listed in the ʻYounger Than Jesusʼ art directory project of New Museum, published by Phaidon. He curated Uncharted: User Frames in Media Arts exhibition and the edited the catalog. He worked as the manager of the Istanbul design office of frumatic and still consultant to the same new media agency. Currently he is teaching at Mason Gross School of the Arts Visual Arts Department of Rutgers University in New Jersey.
195 Chrystie St. # 601D
New York NY 10002 USA